Homecoming is an Ohio State tradition dating back to 1922. In 2011, regional campuses first began participating with their own Homecoming Court. These students participate in the Ohio State Newark Homecoming celebration as well as Ohio State's Annual Homecoming Week.

Homecoming Court

Court members are chosen based on their leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State. The court selection process begins with an online application. After review of application materials, top applicants will be invited for individual interviews with Ohio State faculty, staff, and alumni. The scores from the application and interview are combined to determine the members of the Homecoming Court.


Applications for Homecoming Court are no longer being accepted. The 2023 Homecoming Court members will be announced soon.

2022 Homecoming

2022 Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Ohio State Newark Royal Buckeyes: Justin Ray and Kylie Doon

Ohio State Newark Homecoming Court:

  • Anthony Ashford
  • Clayton Orr
  • Payton Pennington

Prior years Homecoming Court